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.m. eastern, a republican candidate mitt romney and his wife at a rally. then, at 10:35 p.m. eastern, obama and bill clinton attend a rally. >> now joining us on the communicators this weekend before the election is fcc commissioner mimi on cyberporn mignon cyburn. if we could start with the events of the week. cellphone towers have been knocked out. people are using pay phones because their service is not working. what is your assessment of the carriers and their ability to maintain phone service for people in the area? >> first of a, allow me to thank you for allowing me to be here today. my condolences go out to the families. many of loved ones were lost in this tragic event. my condolences go out to them and my hat's off to those brave who continueders troop answering the call. in terms of the fcc engagement, the chairman literally spent the night at the agency. our public relations person did the same. we are engaged in the process and have been working with fema to make an overall assessment. you are right with those initial numbers. up to 25% of the cell phone towers have been disabl
or sacked -- peter orzag was president obama's financial adviser. this is half an hour. >> if the politicians cannot solve the nation's fiscal problems and the tax issues that separate them, maybe the economists can. we have a top group of economists to join us. please grab a seat. we're talking about finding common ground on tax reform. i am joined by peter orzag, who was budget director for president obama and is the vice chair of citigroup. we have professor martin feldstein, the top economic adviser to president reagan. and donald marron, the director of the brookings institution. we have three experts to talk about these issues, walk through the minefield of tax policy, and see where there may be common ground. peter, let me start with you. the basic question about whether or not tax revenue has to be part of this conversation to begin with, and whether the two sides, whether there is more common ground than they think? >> firs
of foreign relations. also a political practice, mike allen interviews obama campaign manager jim mussina that is just after 8:00 a.m. eastern. then on c-span at noon, the wilson center and a discussion on middle east policy. includes the jordanian ambassador to the united states. >> how does one adequately express the feeling about a special friend? >> when a friend is also a world icon. a national hero of unimaginable proportions. and the legend whose name will live in history long after all today have been forgotten >> they look down kindly onus when she chose neil to be thend first adventure to another world. and to havthe opportunity to look back from space at the beauty of our own. it could've been another comment but it wasn't. it wasn't for a reason. no one, but no one could have accepted the respns
by president obama. >> guest: yes. >> host: haven't been confirmed yet by the senate. >> guest: this is true. >> host: if the president does win, there's been reports that chairman genachowski may leave and that you would be appointed acting chairman. >> guest: i haven't heard that. >> host: you haven't heard that? okay, you've heard it now. [laughter] >> guest: what i will say to you, peter, is i am so fortunate to serve. i came from south carolina, you know, 11 years on that commission bringing a state perspective to the commission. i will continue to do so if confirmed, and i will continue to serve in any way the president and the senate deem fit. >> host: well, if the senate does confirm you, what are some of the issues that you'd want to focus on in a second term at the fcc either in the majority or in the minority? >> guest: well, a lot of things, as you know, um, are in play right now. we're very busy in terms of incentive auctions, authority that we were just granted in february. this is the first of its kind in the world in which we have an incredible opportunity to make more effici
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